James Howe Carse
oil on canvas
signed and dated 1887 lower right
29 x 60 cm
$12,000 including GST
Christies, Australian and European Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Part I and II, Melbourne, 29/04/1997, Lot No. 137 (estimate $10-14,000).
For a biographical essay on the artist see 'James Howe Carse’, by Stephen Scheding, in 'Art and Australia', vol. 17, no. 1, 1979, p.9.
In 1885 Carse closed up his Sydney studio at 7 Bridge Street and travelled with his artist friend George Podmore to Hobart, arriving on 20 December.[i] The two artists returned together to Sydney on the ship Esk in January 1886. This painting would have been painted from sketches when Carse was back in Sydney. Tasmanian subjects by Carse are extremely rare.
[i] The Mercury, 21 December,1885, Page 2, Shipping.